By Kelly Wise Valdes

Christians consider the Easter season a time for reflection and spiritual growth. Many books have been written to guide readers through the Lenten process including the Passion Week and Easter Sunday. Through some of these books, you may gain a greater understanding of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Easter is a joyful time to reconnect to your faith while witnessing God’s carefully orchestrated plan to redeem the world through the sacrifice and resurrection of His only Son, Jesus Christ.

Journey to the Cross: Reflecting on 24 Hours That Changed the World

By Adam Hamilton

Experience the final hours of Jesus’ life in new ways as you take your own journey to the cross. Expanding on the devotions in Hamilton’s 24 Hours That Changed the World, this guide offers Scripture, prayers, reflections and space for personal journaling in order to help you prepare your heart and mind for Easter.

Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus

By John Ortberg

As Jesus walked the road to the cross, it seemed His influence on the world had ended. On the contrary, it had just begun. This book explains how Christ’s actions, statements and legacy dramatically affected the world by revolutionizing art, science, government, medicine and education. Learn how you can follow in Jesus’ footsteps today.

The Seven Last Words

By Michael H. Crosby

This insightful book leads readers into a meditation that reflects on each word in the context of the Gospel during Jesus’ era. Each chapter includes a practical application, using examples from real life that makes God’s word relevant in today’s society. This book is profound for personal reflection during the Easter season.

The Passionate Journey: Walking into the Darkness Towards the Light of Easter

By Marty A. Bullis

Designed for you to discover the meaning of Jesus’ life in the midst of your day-to-day circumstances, this book provides daily Scripture readings for the Lenten season accompanied by short reflections, prayers and space for journaling. This book is designed to lead the reader from hearing the Word of God to responding to it in prayer and action.

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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.